A vacation to China seems kinds of strange.
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Dylan Byers is a little miffed that there is no press accompanying Michelle Obama and the two daughters and her mother to visit the ChiComs.
This is unprecedented, but the Obamas say, “Hey, it’s a private family vacation. We’ve got Secret Service. You don’t need to be with us. Nothing’s happening over here. You don’t need to see it.” But the press is saying, “Wait a minute. You guys promised to be the most transparent administration ever.” Here’s Dylan Byers. “On Tuesday night, The New York Times reported that no reporters would be traveling with First Lady Michelle Obama to China, and that she would be giving no interviews while there.
“Nicholas Kristof, the Times columnist, called the First Lady’s decision ‘a mistake,’ and said it ‘signals weakness or fear of coverage.'” If you’re not gonna take the press, what are you afraid of? That’s what they’re saying. I mean, what’s Michelle gonna be doing over there that she doesn’t want the press to know about? They must be afraid of something, and they’re trying to warn Michelle and the Regime: This is the coverage you’re risking here by not taking us along.
Dylan Byers then reports, “Several conservative outlets picked up the Times report, including the influential Drudge Report, which linked to a Weekly Standard article about it. Shortly after noon on Wednesday, [Byers] reached out to the First Lady’s office to inquire about the decision. A spokesperson for the First Lady responded to my inquiry but declared the response ‘off the record,’ meaning I wasn’t allowed to use the information therein.
“When I told the spokesperson that I needed a response I could use, the spokesperson replied with another off-the-record statement regarding the First Lady’s trip. The spokesperson then wrote, ‘If you need something attributable, you can take this on background from a White House official…’ The statement that followed did not address my original inquiry.